Eduardo Martínez Somalo

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Eduardo Martínez Somalo (31 March 1927 – 10 August 2021) was a Spanish cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Martínez was born in the small town of Baños de Río Tobía in La Rioja, Spain.

Martínez received his episcopal consecration on 13 December 1975. He was Cardinal protodeacon from 29 January 1996 to 9 January 1999. Martínez retired as Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on 11 February 2004.

Martínez Somalo had a heart attack in July 2021. He died a month later on 10 August 2021 in Vatican City, aged 94.[1][2]

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  1. Brockhaus, Hannah (10 August 2021). "Cardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo, retired camerlengo, dies at 94". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  2. De Carolis, Alessandro (10 August 2021). "Cardinal Martinez Somalo dies at age of 94". Vatican News. Archived from the original on 10 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.

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